Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

risk level
Based on 38 votes
by year 2032
or $49.78 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

11% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

53% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, employees may be able to find reassurance in the automated risk level we have generated, which shows 11% chance of automation.

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Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary' job openings is expected to rise 13.3% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary' was $103,550, or $49 per hour

'Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary' were paid 123.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 36,010 people employed as 'Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as 'Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary'.

Job description

Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

SOC Code: 25-1032.00


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SJ57 (Low) says
Making judgment calls based on a varying set of factors, dynamically adjusting what factors to account for in each decision, each design. Coming up with completely novel solutions to new problems, foreseeing and addressing the unforeseen circumstances, problems etc.,. Understanding people's behaviors and empathetically accepting possible new behavioral adaptations by people to various problems. Understanding students' weaknesses, strengths, methods of thinking, thought processes in play, and bridging gap to new information and new considerations.
Apr 01, 2024 at 04:08 AM

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